Entries by Carol O'Connor

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“Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”

Then, When?

One day Arnav and his friend Bhima were having a friendly chat while walking just outside the marketplace in Dhubri. A beggar asked for some help from Arnav, who told him to ask him tomorrow. The beggar went away. Looking around Bhima saw a big drum at a stall just inside the market took the big drum and started walking through the market beating the drum furiously. Arnav was surprised, ran after his friend and asked why he was doing this. ..

Rabbi Zusya

“Rabbi Zusya said shortly before his death: ‘In heaven they will not ask me why I wasn’t Moses, they will ask me why I wasn’t Zusya.”

No Contest

When Niranjan challenged Swami Brahmana to a meditation contest everyone was surprised that the wise old man smilingly accepted the challenge. Was it not he who had always warned his followers against imitating charlatans who debased spiritual values with their stunning feats of spiritual athleticism?

“When shall we start?” asked the slightly abashed Niranjan.

“Why, now, if you like.” answered the old man, tripping across the room and assuming the lotus position upon his cushion…